‘Lottery Ladies’ celebrate £1m win after playing same numbers since 1990s

A group of women who’ve played the same Lottery numbers every Saturday since the 1990s are celebrating a £1 million win.

The syndicate, made up of members aged 40-75 who call themselves the Lottery Ladies, met on Zoom to celebrate their incredible scoop.

Prior to December 19, the group from Hertfordshire had only enjoyed a few modest sums.

Organiser Shelley Samuels received an online message telling her to call Lottery operator Camelot, the Daily Mirror reports.

She said: “While I was pottering around in the kitchen tidying up after lunch, I decided to call, not for one second imagining…we’d won £1 million.”

Shelley then texted the group: “Make sure you are sitting down – we’ve won £1,000,000.”

The Lottery Ladies’ WhatsApp group "went wild" that night – on the day their home county was moved into Tier 4.

Fellow members Val Booth, Gill Gilbert, Sally Phin, Jacqui Montgomery, Lynne Bennett, Kim Phillips, Karen Warby, Ali Maughan and Barbara Page celebrated online with Shelley.

Some of the group have already been planning how to spend their winnings.

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Many want to help out family members following a difficult year, while home improvements are also high on the agenda.

One of the Ladies is treating herself to a new dining table, while others are looking at cars and garden furniture.

Shelley added: “Some told me they had literally just got off the phone to family members cancelling Christmas when they received my text.

“No sum can ease the heart-ache of not being with loved ones at Christmas.

“But one Lottery Lady summed it up best when she said the win was just the lift we needed going into 2021 after such a harrowing year.”

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